September 10 ~ Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ That by participating in the sacraments and meditating on Scripture, we may become more aware of our mission to evangelize.  Lord, rock of our salvation, we pray.

+ For the conversion of the world from terrorism, malice, arrogance and disbelief.  Lord, rock of our salvation, we pray.

+ Watch over all those affected by wildfires, those recovering from Hurricane Harvey, those in Hurricane Irma's path, and those impacted by the earthquake in Mexico.  Give your strength and comfort to all those involved in and affected by these critical events.  Lord, rock of our salvation, we pray.

+ Soften the hearts of those hardened by hatred.  Help us to truly know in our hearts that as your followers we have but one command, and that is simply to love.  Lord, rock of our salvation, we pray.

+ We ask special blessings on all children returning to school.  May they experience joy in their learning and in their relationships with one another.  Lord, rock of our salvation, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick, especially Marianne Jurich [jur'-rich], and Agnes Lewis.  We pray also for those who have died, including Nicholas O’Connell, Sr.; Janice Pehl [Peel]; Marian Long; and Jim Contini, father of Tanya Frost.   Lord, rock of our salvation, we pray.

+ In thankfulness for all that is written in our Parish Book of Thanksgiving.  We pray also for the intentions written in the Parish Book of Intercessions and those we hold in the silence of our hearts.  Lord, rock of our salvation, we pray.

The Petitions offered at Saturday vigil and Sunday Masses are written by  St. Anne parishioners who meet to consider the needs of our community, our church and our world in light of the scriptures.  If you would like to participate in this ministry, you are already invited:  No experience or special knowledge is needed, just a heartfelt desire to pray with our community.  For questions, or to participate, please call Carol Ford at
206-281-5920.